The first RGC men’s and women’s opens drew a strong field. Clubs represented were Lancefield, Mt Macedon, Seymour, Broadford, Rich River, Hidden Valley, Kilmore, Marysville, Trentham, Yea and Romsey. It was a day of very different conditions; the field hit off with the remains of a heavy mist, greens and fairways all carried a little extra moisture. The 1st 12 holes saw players aggressive and attacking the greens which were holding very well.
As the field headed out for the 2nd 12 holes the sun had moved in and the temperature was around 30C. Fairway and greens began to dry forcing players to adjust their game. The final holes called for great concentration as over shooting a green then needing to chip back could mean the title.
Many thanks to the sponsors of the event, Bendigo Bank, Mogas, Mount Monument Winery and Drummond Golf Niddrie. On a day of very different AM and PM conditions the results were;
2023 Women’s Champion: Mary Campbell – 112 (2nd hole playoff -Terri O’Callahan)
2023 Graeme Clement Champion; Mick Squire – 92
A Grade Handicap; Darcey Doyle & Glenda Woods
B Grade Scratch; Michael Nicholls – 105, Wicky McDowell – 117
B Grade Handicap; Davey Kenney & Sandra Stevens
C Grade; Stroke – Peter Davies, Handicap – Shaun Scales
AM Handicap; Jim Patton, PM Handicap – Zac Scales
NTPs; 1st – Matt Willis, 3rd – Michael Ladewig/Sandra Stevens, 8th – Alan King/Darlene Baker, 9th – Dennis Davenport/Darlene Baker & 10th – Barry Flentjar/Paula Britton